I'm a lecturer in the history of slavery and unfree labor at the University of Liverpool and a historian of the British Empire, the Modern Caribbean, and comparative slavery and emancipation. My work focuses on the history of emancipation as the history of Britain, the British Empire, and the British Commonwealth since 1800. More broadly, I'm also interested in disasters, Black Europe, language politics, sports and the rise of the British Commonwealth, and more broadly, the ever-changing relationship between the United Kingdom and the Anglophone Caribbean. I teach courses that cover Caribbean history from contact to the present; Britain from the Glorious Revolution to the present; European imperialism; the slave trade, slavery, and emancipation across the Atlantic World; and the history and politics of disaster.

I'm a product of Hampton Roads, Virginia; Duke University (AB, 2005); and Princeton University (MA, 2007; PhD, 2012). From 2013-2017, I was an assistant professor of history at SUNY Buffalo State.



Mail: Department of History, 8-14 Abercromby Square, University of Liverpool, L69 7WZ, United Kingdom
Email: christienna [at] cdfryar [dot] com
Bibelots, a tumblr of random musings about Britain, the Caribbean, race, sports, culture, history, and occasionally academia.